This past Christmas, I asked my husband for a pair of reversible wunder-under lululemon crops. They were a ton of money — $78 — and I felt guilty asking for them. Was I just paying for the brand, or are they really worth every penny?
Well, I’ve been wearing them at least five times a week since December, so I think it’s time I can announce my conclusion.
As a pear-shaped woman, I pay astronomical sums of money for bottoms that make my thighs look petite. I thought my lululemon crops would minimize my thighs and they do NOT make me look skinnier than I am. Big disappointment.
Appearance aside, when I do cardio, I hit it hard and end up sweating buckets. And let me tell you: crotch sweat, butt sweat, any sweat is extremely embarrassing when you are working out at a gym where you know a lot of people. Especially when you need to go down to the weight room after running four miles on an incline at a ten minute per mile pace. This is when I discovered my deep-rooted love and loyalty for my lululemon crops. No sweat shows. NONE. Of course, after cardio my hair is always drenched and I smell to high heaven, but there are never embarrassing sweat marks and that alone is worth almost eighty bucks.
The crops seem to be wearing well. Because they are reversible, I wear them almost every day to the gym and they do not show many signs of wear yet. I fully expect them to last through their three-year guarantee, and if they do then they absolutely were a sound investment.
So the verdict is: Yes, they are worth the money but only if you routinely partake in extremely sweaty activities in a public place, like the gym. If you want a pair of exercise pants that minimize your bottom half and make you look skinny, you should save your money. They are great for performance, not so great for appearance.